9 episodes

Make It Awkward Podcast is a new podcast talking about uncomfortable things. Dani had this idea for a podcast several months before Denny passed away and now she has a platform to do it. She is bringing along Denny’s best friend Thom as they attempt to make awkward things easier to talk about. Dani will answer questions from followers about her journey through widowhood, losing her husband to suicide, and now being a single mom of kids who have dealt with a lot of trauma. They will have guests on most weeks who come to answer the most awkward questions about their own life situation, job, family, trauma, etc. While the topics discussed may be of a more serious nature, they hope to bring a lightheartedness to tough things and make it okay to laugh about how hard life can be.Dani Bates was widowed by suicide in 2019. Her husband, Denny, was 35 when he took his life. She has two little girls ages 3 (Winnie) and 1 (Piper). She loves to sew and write and is passionate about suicide prevention and mental health awareness.Thom was Denny’s best friend of 15 years. He has a wife, Chelce, who is currently pregnant with their third child. They also have a son, age 5 (Lincoln); and a daughter, age 3 (Nora). Thom loves to grill and barbecue and make inappropriate jokes.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 66 Ratings

Make It Awkward Podcast is a new podcast talking about uncomfortable things. Dani had this idea for a podcast several months before Denny passed away and now she has a platform to do it. She is bringing along Denny’s best friend Thom as they attempt to make awkward things easier to talk about. Dani will answer questions from followers about her journey through widowhood, losing her husband to suicide, and now being a single mom of kids who have dealt with a lot of trauma. They will have guests on most weeks who come to answer the most awkward questions about their own life situation, job, family, trauma, etc. While the topics discussed may be of a more serious nature, they hope to bring a lightheartedness to tough things and make it okay to laugh about how hard life can be.Dani Bates was widowed by suicide in 2019. Her husband, Denny, was 35 when he took his life. She has two little girls ages 3 (Winnie) and 1 (Piper). She loves to sew and write and is passionate about suicide prevention and mental health awareness.Thom was Denny’s best friend of 15 years. He has a wife, Chelce, who is currently pregnant with their third child. They also have a son, age 5 (Lincoln); and a daughter, age 3 (Nora). Thom loves to grill and barbecue and make inappropriate jokes.

    Episode 8 - Stories about Denny

    Episode 8 - Stories about Denny

    Make It Awkward Podcast with Dani Bates and Thom Ross. We’re talking about hard things and making people uncomfortable. Sort of serious. Sort of funny.
    https://danibates.com/make-it-awkward/
    Learn more about Dani Bates at http://danibates.com  
    Music is “Better” by Mimi Knowles
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/68P535dHUi4Mwgwunjk1Bn?autoplay=true&v=A 
    Portrait Artwork is by Elise Ribera http://www.liliribs.com
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=GqTfo3MoXNB8qNERl_1o6eAyAsmiCIUK49lcTodIjM-_08kK_ZDovP7FRx_-WSwUa-ph9m&country.x=US&locale.x=)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 7 - Getting to Know Denny

    Episode 7 - Getting to Know Denny

    Make It Awkward Podcast with Dani Bates and Thom Ross. We’re talking about hard things and making people uncomfortable. Sort of serious. Sort of funny.
    https://danibates.com/make-it-awkward/
    Learn more about Dani Bates at http://danibates.com  
    Music is “Better” by Mimi Knowles
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/68P535dHUi4Mwgwunjk1Bn?autoplay=true&v=A 
    Portrait Artwork is by Elise Ribera http://www.liliribs.com
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=GqTfo3MoXNB8qNERl_1o6eAyAsmiCIUK49lcTodIjM-_08kK_ZDovP7FRx_-WSwUa-ph9m&country.x=US&locale.x=)

    • 46 min
    Episode 6 - More Questions for Thom

    Episode 6 - More Questions for Thom

    Make It Awkward Podcast with Dani Bates and Thom Ross. We’re talking about hard things and making people uncomfortable. Sort of serious. Sort of funny.
    https://danibates.com/make-it-awkward/
    Learn more about Dani Bates at http://danibates.com  
    Music is “Better” by Mimi Knowles
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/68P535dHUi4Mwgwunjk1Bn?autoplay=true&v=A 
    Portrait Artwork is by Elise Ribera http://www.liliribs.com
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=GqTfo3MoXNB8qNERl_1o6eAyAsmiCIUK49lcTodIjM-_08kK_ZDovP7FRx_-WSwUa-ph9m&country.x=US&locale.x=)

    • 29 min
    Episode 5 - Thom Ross

    Episode 5 - Thom Ross

    Make It Awkward Podcast with Dani Bates and Thom Ross. We’re talking about hard things and making people uncomfortable. Sort of serious. Sort of funny.
    https://danibates.com/make-it-awkward/
    Learn more about Dani Bates at http://danibates.com  
    Music is “Better” by Mimi Knowles
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/68P535dHUi4Mwgwunjk1Bn?autoplay=true&v=A 
    Portrait Artwork is by Elise Ribera http://www.liliribs.com
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=GqTfo3MoXNB8qNERl_1o6eAyAsmiCIUK49lcTodIjM-_08kK_ZDovP7FRx_-WSwUa-ph9m&country.x=US&locale.x=)

    • 44 min
    Episode 4 - Moving Forward

    Episode 4 - Moving Forward

    Make It Awkward Podcast with Dani Bates and Thom Ross. We’re talking about hard things and making people uncomfortable. Sort of serious. Sort of funny.
    https://danibates.com/make-it-awkward/
    Learn more about Dani Bates at http://danibates.com  
    Music is “Better” by Mimi Knowles
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/68P535dHUi4Mwgwunjk1Bn?autoplay=true&v=A 
    Portrait Artwork is by Elise Ribera http://www.liliribs.com
    Tags: DaniDani BatesDanibatesmake it awkward
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=GqTfo3MoXNB8qNERl_1o6eAyAsmiCIUK49lcTodIjM-_08kK_ZDovP7FRx_-WSwUa-ph9m&country.x=US&locale.x=)

    • 42 min
    Episode 3 - Some Tough Questions

    Episode 3 - Some Tough Questions

    Make It Awkward Podcast with Dani Bates and Thom Ross. We’re talking about hard things and making people uncomfortable. Sort of serious. Sort of funny.
    https://danibates.com/make-it-awkward/
    Learn more about Dani Bates at http://danibates.com  
    Music is “Better” by Mimi Knowles
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/68P535dHUi4Mwgwunjk1Bn?autoplay=true&v=A 
    Portrait Artwork is by Elise Ribera http://www.liliribs.com
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=GqTfo3MoXNB8qNERl_1o6eAyAsmiCIUK49lcTodIjM-_08kK_ZDovP7FRx_-WSwUa-ph9m&country.x=US&locale.x=)

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Kirsten Mellott ,

My favorite emotional rollercoaster

This podcast makes me laugh and cry at the same time! Such important conversations here. Love it!!

_sa_rah_ ,

Very raw & very real!

I LOVE this podcast! So much serious conversation, but SO FUNNY at the same time! I have belly laughed over your stories and sobbed at my desk all within the same episode.

Thank you for continuing to share your journey. You and your beautiful babies deserve to have peace and happiness! ❤️

paigeypip ,

Incredible

Such a raw, real, honest, incredible podcast!

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